Welcome to the weekly rundown of the Global Poker League here on PokerNews. In this space, all of the past week's results from the GPL will be listed, followed by league standings and a look at the following week's schedule.
They've already pushed through the fifth of six "Summer Series" heats on the GPL schedule, setting up one last round of interconference heads-up battles in "The Cube" to play out. Heat V marked "sweeps" week (so to speak), with three of the six matches going 3-0 and both the Montreal Nationals and Moscow Wolverines retaining leads in their respective conferences.
As seen on Poker Central, Sorel Mizzi aided the struggling Berlin Bears with a 2-1 win over Jonathan Jaffe of the San Francisco Rush. Then Igor Kurganov helped secure the London Royals' position in second place in the Eurasia Conference by defeating the New York Rounders' Bryn Kenney two games to one.
The 3-0 sweeps followed thereafter, begun by the first GPL player drafted Mustapha Kanit of the Rome Emperors who won all three of his games against the Las Vegas Moneymakers' Jake Cody. It was an entertaining match despite the cards largely going Kanit's way as he took each of the games in relatively short order.
Montreal's Pascal Lefrançois then matched that feat by sweeping Davidi Kitai of the Paris Aviators three games to none. And Moscow's Sergey Lebedev did the same, winning 3-0 versus João Bauer of the Sao Paulo Metropolitans. Olivier Busquet rounded out Heat V with a 2-1 win for the L.A. Sunset over Weiyi Zhang of the Hong Kong Stars.
As noted, those sweeps for Montreal and Moscow mean they each remain conference frontrunners. Meanwhile the Rome Emperors have passed the Berlin Bears to climb out of the Eurasia Conference cellar, and have already been helped in Heat VI as Kanit earned another win, this time 2-1 versus Byron Kaverman of Sao Paulo.
Listed below are the results from GPL Summer Series Heat V, followed by the standings heading into Heat VI (excluding that first, already-completed Heat VI match):
Summer Series Heat V Results
|Sorel Mizzi||Berlin Bears||2||6|
|Jonathan Jaffe||San Francisco Rush||1||3|
|Igor Kurganov||London Royals||2||6|
|Bryn Kenney||New York Rounders||1||3|
|Mustapha Kanit||Rome Emperors||3||9|
|Jake Cody||Las Vegas Moneymakers||0||0|
|Pascal Lefrançois||Montreal Nationals||3||9|
|Davidi Kitai||Paris Aviators||0||0|
|Sergey Lebedev||Moscow Wolverines||3||9|
|João Bauer||Sao Paulo Metropolitans||0||0|
|Olivier Busquet||L.A. Sunset||2||6|
|Weiyi Zhang||Hong Kong Stars||1||3|
|3||Sao Paulo Metropolitans||109||9|
|4||New York Rounders||102||8|
|5||San Francisco Rush||96||9|
|6||Las Vegas Moneymakers||86||6|
|3||Hong Kong Stars||106||7|
This Week's Schedule (Summer Series Heat VI)
|July 3||2 p.m.||Sao Paulo Metropolitans vs. Rome Emporers*|
|July 5||2 p.m.||Las Vegas Moneymakers vs. Hong Kong Stars|
|July 5||4:30 p.m.||Montreal Nationals vs Berlin Bears|
|July 6||2 p.m.||L.A. Sunset vs. Moscow Wolverines|
|July 7||2 p.m.||New York Rounders vs. Paris Aviators|
|July 8||2 p.m.||San Francisco Rush vs. London Royals|
*Won by Rome's Mustapha Kanit over Sao Paulo's Byron Kaverman (2 games to 1)
To watch Global Poker League matches, head over to Poker Central where each and every match can be watched live. Check out as well the official GPL website for full season's results, statistics, match replays, and more.